SupplyOn Blog - Our Authors

Andreas Strassburger

Manager Onboarding & Usage

As Consultant for Usage, it is my task to make the use of SupplyOn applications transparent for everyone and, in a second step, to support and promote our customers in using SupplyOn by making fundamental suggestions for improvement.

As Manager Onboarding & Usage, it is my task to support customers and suppliers in switching to SupplyOn applications, as well as to transparency into the use of SupplyOn applications and, in a second step, to support and encourage our customers in using SupplyOn by advising fundamental improvement tips & tricks.

In this context, I am also involved in setting up, documenting and communicating the usage reports.

I am convinced that the first step in unlocking hidden potential for improvement is to first obtain an objective overview of your data.

Angela Heckenbücker

Until April 2021, Angela Heckenbücker served as VP HR at SupplyOn.

Anja Weber

Senior Marketing Expert

I’m responsible for online marketing at SupplyOn and I thus care, among other things, for the further development of this blog. As I have more of a broader industry focus, I blog about relevant trends, exciting topics from our target markets and anything which helps to establish true collaboration.

Arvid Holzwarth

Sales and Consulting Manager Aerospace

As Sales Manager, my goal is to be the central point of contact for our new aerospace customers, but also for customers from other industries, and to advise them as best as possible on a solution design that fits their needs as well as to accompany them not only until the contract is signed, but also until the start of productive use.

It is important to me to ensure that new customers are handed over to our Delivery department and then to our Consulting team. Customers should not only feel that they are in good hands during the ongoing project, but also when new challenges arise that affect them and where SupplyOn can be part of the solution.

In addition to regular exchanges via modern communication media, personal exchanges with my contacts are particularly important to me — at trade fairs, at customer meetings and, of course, at the customer's site. I mainly blog about aerospace trade fairs and customer meetings.

Torsten Bernig

Product Manager Transport and Empties Management System

An active control of supply chains and efficient container management are more and more recognized as elementary components of material supply. As Product Manager for the Transport and Empties Management System, I develop the appropriate solutions that are both seamlessly linked to SupplyOn's supply chain management and can be flexibly and modularly integrated into customers' existing organizational structures and inventory solutions.

Brynja Unnarsdóttir

Portfolio Manager Sustainability

As the Portfolio Manager for Sustainability Solutions, I focus on various topics related to carbon footprints. My goal is to drive forward our sustainability initiatives.

More so, my goal is to enhance collaboration between our customers and their supply chain partners in order to achieve a cleaner and greener sustainable supply chain. I ensure effective management and alignment of goals and objectives. Through these efforts, the aim is to transform these ideas into compelling business cases that drive and inspire positive and environmentally friendly changes. In parallel, I contribute to the development of our internal climate strategy.

From this, I will be writing about topics that I believe contribute to a greener and cleaner sustainable supply chain.

Carina Schmitz

Employer Branding & Employee Engagement Manager

As Employer Branding & Employee Engagement Manager at SupplyOn, one of my main tasks is to strengthen the loyalty and motivation of our employees and to familiarize potential applicants with our employer brand and corporate culture.

In my interviews, I let my colleagues have their say and share their first-hand experiences at SupplyOn. These insights are intended to show you what kind of working environment and atmosphere you can expect: SupplyOn's attitude as an employer and the topics that drive us most.

Cathy Sue Carpenter

Sr. Enterprise Account Executive – North America

Digital transformation for organizations is quite the endeavor. It is especially challenging when it extends to the supply chain. Now more than ever, in the post-pandemic world, it is critical for organizations to collaborate with their supply chain via harmonized solutions. SupplyOn offers simple, yet powerful collaboration tools to run supply chains more efficiently.

Each organization I work with has similar, yet very unique needs. Whether it be replacing a whole system, starting from scratch, bridging gaps in existing systems or enhancements. I often refer to myself as a “sherpa,” because my goal is to help guide customers through the exploration and decision processes with our teams of experts, as well as beyond. My goal is to make sure customers are getting everything they need and more, to build a supply chain that is resilient, transparent, and sustainable.

Dr. Christian Stöcklmayer

Vice President Product Management & Development Aerospace

Our products help optimize collaboration between our customers and their supply chain. The exchange with our customers continuously yields new and thought-provoking ideas and approaches on how to further develop collaboration to create a win-win situation for both customers and suppliers. My objective is to integrate these ideas into our portfolio for the aerospace industry and to turn these into interesting business cases – this is what I will be writing about in the SupplyOn blog.

Christian Kastl

Manager Industry 4.0

It’s exciting to live in the digital age. We will see a lot of new developments which will drive new business models. I’m interested in the fields of Industry 4.0, Smart Factory und Smart Logistics and in my blogs, I try to bring some light in the big space of new solutions and trends in this fields.

Cornelia Staib

Manager Marketing

As I am responsible for external communication at SupplyOn, I really don’t have a specific thematic focus and therefore blog about a variety of subjects such as: impressions gained at trade shows and conferences, recent studies, exciting use cases, news from our target industries – and any other interesting information I may come across for our SupplyOn blog readers.

Daniel Adelhardt

Vice President Product Management & Development

My vision is to advance supply chain digitization with leading-edge solutions. Together with my division, I am therefore developing innovative, cloud-based applications for transport and supply chain processes. We combine technological trends from the fields of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Integration & API Management to optimize business processes for Industry 4.0, Smart Factory & Logistics.

Derek Baggerly

CEO SupplyOn North America

Until November 2023, Derek Baggerly served as CEO North America at SupplyOn.

Florian Rotter

Portfolio Manager Catena-X

In recent years, I have led several teams for the design and implementation of SupplyOn solutions in the areas of purchasing, supplier quality management, supplier management, portal and transport management. In parallel, I introduced the SupplyOn Agile Release Train with an interdisciplinary team, thus implementing another important step towards agile software development at SupplyOn. In the meantime, I have joined SupplyOn as Portfolio Manager Catena-X. In this role, I organize the integration of the SupplyOn network into the newly emerging Catena-X data ecosystem.

Among other things, I write about our transformation to agile software development processes.

Florian Hackinger

Head of Customer Management

As Head of Customer Management my focus lays on understanding client needs and supply chain challenges. Therefore, my blog articles delve into supply chain trends and digital collaboration, offering valuable insights and expertise.

Florian Meyer

User Experience Designer

Florian Meyer worked as User Experience Designer at SupplyOn till December 2023.

Frank Siebenmorgen

Head of Consulting Delivery Management

As Head of Consulting Delivery Management, I am responsible for the group of all consultants who work with our customers to turn supply chain digitization into reality.

Together with my management team, we develop methods to implement our projects successfully and efficiently — from the proposal phase to the handover to successful use of the SupplyOn platform in daily operations.

Innovative solutions to improve supply chain process performance, to reduce costs and lead times, and to increase process quality are my passion.
In my blog, I focus on current trends and solution approaches in supply chain management.

Gerrit Jastorff

Presales Manager

As PreSales Manager, it is my goal to align customer requirements with SupplyOn SCM and SRM Services in order to subsequently develop the best possible concepts with customers so that they can integrate the SupplyOn Portal into their portfolio in a targeted manner. In addition, I support my colleagues from Sales and Marketing with my broad expertise at a wide variety of events and appointments. That's why my blog posts will refer to current trend topics in sales and events.

Jens Rese

Head of Product and Project Management EURO-LOG AG

I am in charge of product and project management at EURO-LOG AG since the beginning of 2021. My responsibilities cover the continuous development of our existing product portfolio and the implementation of our logistics IT projects for international customers from the automotive, industrial, retail and logistics industries. In doing so, I always keep an eye on current market developments and provide our customers with advice and support.

Jörg Fürbacher

Chairman EURO-LOG AG

Since the company was renamed EURO-LOG AG in 2002, Jörg Fürbacher has been a member of the Management Board/CEO and has since been advising international customers from the automotive, retail, logistics and industrial sectors on the digitization of logistics chains and processes such as supply chain and transport management.

Furthermore, Jörg Fürbacher is a member of the board of trustees of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and of the advisory board of the Association for Production Management (GfPM). Here he forms the link between science and industry.

Johannes Schreieder

Recruiting Expert

Johannes Schreieder worked as Recruiting Expert at SupplyOn till June 2022.

Jonah Wiedner

Apprentice for Management Assistant in IT-Systems

As a trainee in Consulting, I run through a wide variety of departments, from IT to Sales. This enables me to pick up and compare as wide a range of opinions and perspectives as possible within the company.
According to my philosophy "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing", I try to place and realize new and modern approaches in the company from my young and unbiased perspective.

Jorge Alvarado da Piedade

Senior Client Executive

As Senior Client Executive for the Airbus group, my objective is to understand my customer’s requirements and pain points in their supply chain to provide a tailored solution based on SupplyOn's services portfolio and innovation capabilities. I, therefore, concentrate my blog on current trend topics surrounding the supply chain, partner collaboration, and digital transformation.

Karen Loewe

UX Expert

As a UX expert, my job is to design our products to be as easy to understand and intuitive as possible. For this, I always have our users and their user experience in mind.

Katharina Riedi

Katharina Riedi worked as Solution Owner Supplier and Quality Management at SupplyOn till March 2022.

Kathrin Reimann

Senior Consultant

Being an open-minded and versatile person, I am engaged in the optimization of procurement and delivery processes, including financial metrics. As a consultant, I implement new topics and possibilities on the basis of well-founded analyses.

Korbinian Reng

Vice President Portfolio Strategy and Marketing

In portfolio management, we are looking ahead which solutions tomorrow’s world will require and how our customers will work with them.
New and intelligent technologies, global platforms and complete connectivity across supply chains and down on machine level will fundamentally change how we manage supply chains.
I find it extremely exciting to work on solutions with our customers and innovation partners that will ensure our joint continued success in tomorrow's global competition.

Besides those future oriented topics, we also take a very pragmatic view on how we can better solve today's challenges. Usually, it only takes a few adjustments or a new approach to better master the daily business challenges with existing ideas and tools.

I look forward to exchanging ideas and experiences with you!

Lena Zuber

Marketing Expert/ Communications

As a member of the marketing team, in my posts I cover everything that's currently happening at SupplyOn: the latest developments, internal events, charity campaigns and much more.

Ludwig Jahrstorfer

Product Strategy P2P & Invoicing

Finance and invoicing are not industry or country specific; they are cross-industry and global. This makes it a very exciting field to work in, as all companies around the world have to deal with it.

My job at SupplyOn is to set the strategic direction for our purchase-to-pay and invoicing solutions. To accomplish this task, I am in close contact with customers and business partners.

I am convinced that digitization offers companies enormous potential for optimization. It is my passion to discover this potential together with our customers and to work on new solutions.

Manuel Dauma

Manuel Dauma worked as Recruiting Manager at SupplyOn till April 2022.

Marcus Hylla

Customer Portal Manager

Als Portal-Administrator bei Klüber Lubrication verantworte ich das gesamte Portalmanagement, einschließlich der Geschäftspartnerstammdaten. Desweiteren kümmere ich mich global um die digitale Prozessintegration und berate interne Fachbereiche zum Thema E-Business.

Maria-Pia Drago

Product Owner

As Product Owner for Product Development and Visibility, my primary goal is to build innovative and flexible applications that simplify users' daily work through automated, comprehensible, integrated, AI-powered processes.
One such product is the new Performance Management application, which provides customers and suppliers with a transparent view of supplier evaluations.

Mario Buentig

Head of Supplier Management

While buying companies usually initiate and rapidly drive digitization in the supply chain, (too) many suppliers maintain a wait-and-see approach. Recognizing this status quo, our supplier management team has launched a supplier community initiative. We want to provide even more information to our suppliers, interact with them, motivate them to exchange ideas with other suppliers and, above all, encourage them to actively "plough new ground". That is the credo of this blog.

Markus Mandt

Manager Innovation Projects

Digitalization offers many opportunities! My goal is to exploit this potential through innovative solutions that can be used by our customers, so that costs can be reduced and flexibility increased. As Manager Innovation Projects, I translate ideas into solutions in close collaboration with product development. In this blog I would like to share our approaches and experiences with our readers.

Martin Zwingmann

Senior Consultant, Transport Management

My focus is on the link between material procurement and transport-related processes and systems. As a team consisting of suppliers, forwarders and customers, it is our purpose to shed a bright light on the world of transportation – for material and transport logistics providers as well as for controlling.

Michael Hübner

Product Owner Visibility & Analytics

As Product Owner Visibility & Analytics I focus primarily on Production-to-Supply topics. Today, it is more important than ever to identify potential capacity bottlenecks in the supplier's production at an early stage and to initiate targeted countermeasures. Through our innovative solutions, we enable transparent and interactive capacity management and thus contribute to more resilient supply chains.

Mirjam Schubert

Manager SCC Shipping

I am responsible for the area SCC Shipping and all related processes towards shipping notification.
This is one of the key functionalities for buying as well as for supplying companies. Therefore, I am focusing on building easy and flexible user flows that simplify their daily work.

Newtron GmbH

This profile features blog posts by esteemed former colleagues of our subsidiary company Newtron.

Onur Uzun


I am responsible for the successful introduction of digital SCM processes for our Railway and Manufacturing customers—from electronic ordering to delivery notification and invoicing. As a project manager, I pay particular attention to managing international customer projects efficiently and effectively. My main focus is on intercultural communication and collaboration as well as on establishing a close, trusted relationship with my customers.

Pinpin Qu

Client Executive & OAM Operation

There is opportunity in front of me. As a member of the SupplyOn China Operation team, customer satisfaction is our daily target, and win-win is the final aim.

Qian Yang

Channel Sales Manager

Yang Qian worked as Channel Sales Manager at SupplyOn China till February 2024.

Regina Schmitz

Senior Consultant Training

Lifetime learning, that's what keeps me going and that's what I focus on. Passing on my knowledge in a way that both the audience and I enjoy is my passion. There is nothing worse than dry, boring product training. As a trainer, I have been with SupplyOn for over 15 years. I support suppliers on the platform with training and tutorials on our solutions. In doing so, my main objective is to give them a voice. That's why I co-founded the Supplier Community Initiative and have been actively driving it forward ever since.

Rudolf Dirnberger

Product Strategy SCM

Constant change in all areas of daily life opens up opportunities and risks. As Product Manager at SupplyOn, my job is to identify changes, find solutions and integrate them into our products. In doing so, I always try to involve the users of our systems. In my blog, I would like to show you how you too can take advantage of these opportunities.

Rupeng Hong


It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. In order to meet the global supply chain challenges in this VUCA world, it is my purpose to create the sustainable cooperation with our customers by offering the best service and also learning from partners.

Sabine Helm

Sustainability Expert

Global challenges such as climate change and human rights crises are leading to an increasing number of ESG regulations worldwide.
ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance. As a result, companies are subject to ever stricter and more complex regulations regarding compliance with human rights due diligence obligations and environmental and climate protection. As Sustainability Expert at SupplyOn, I keep an eye on the scientific background and regulations and derive requirements for our SupplyOn solutions from them.
With our ESG suite, large, as well as small and medium-sized companies, can comply with ESG regulations and drive their own sustainability transformation. As a central element in the supply chain, SupplyOn enables holistic and sustainable supply chain management by integrating ESG criteria into its platform.

It is important to me that companies do not see sustainability topics as a burden, but as what they should actually be: an opportunity to contribute to a sustainable world and generate added value.
With my articles, I would like to impart knowledge on the subject of sustainability and provide an overview of the jungle of ESG regulations.

Sabine Moudilou

Onboarding Manager

As Manager for Supplier Onboarding in Consulting, I am familiar with all the processes involved from product implementation to connecting suppliers to the SupplyOn platform. Together with my team, I am involved in the various processes necessary to ensure that the customer's digitization strategy can be successfully implemented with the suppliers. In my blog I write about the different steps of a typical onboarding project. For me, it is important to highlight that this is a collaborative process in which the business partners jointly follow the path of digitization.

Saskia Rewitzer

Product Owner AirSupply

After various projects in EDI consulting, my journey has now led me into the field of product development. I now design parts of our AirSupply solution and support our customers in mapping their processes with us. I enjoy blogging my experience in supplier integration as well as other topics related to our Aerospace SCM platform.


This profile features guest articles by our partner Sovos Compliance, LLC (formerly Trustweaver).

Dr. Stefan Brandner

Member of the Board Development, Operations, HR

For more than 25 years, I have been working on cloud solutions for the efficient and reliable control of complex corporate networks. The development of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and blockchain, continues to open up new possibilities for digitizing and automating complex processes. I am always amazed by the passion with which the entire team absorbs and evaluates innovations, and together we strive to generate a significant added value for our customers.

Steffen Keber

Manager Ordering Processing, Finance & Controlling

In my area, I am in close contact with customers and colleagues when it comes to contracts and billing. I'm involved in many projects and manage our digital travel cost tool Chrome River. I also participate in many SupplyOn sports activities and can be seen with my camera in my hand at almost every SupplyOn event.

SupplyOn China

This profile features blog posts by our esteemed former colleagues in China.

SupplyOn Consulting

This profile features blog posts by our esteemed former Consultant colleagues.

SupplyOn Product Management

This profile features blog posts by our esteemed former colleagues in Product Management and Product Development.

SupplyOn Sales

This profile features blog posts from our esteemed former Sales colleagues.

SupplyOn US

This profile features blog posts by our esteemed former US colleagues.

Sven Vollmer

Portfolio Manager SRM

purchasing 4.0 are not just buzzwords, but the guide to shaping the future. With my blog I would like to show the opportunities of today and what we are working on to help you be even more successful in the future.

Tamara Goetz

Sales Value Engineer

As Sales Value Engineer, I align customer requirements with our solutions and work closely with customers to define precise concepts for how they can best benefit from using SupplyOn.

Thomas Bickert

Vice President Product Management & Development

When it comes to digitization, I see huge potential in mastering core tasks as well as current and future challenges in the supply chain. Together with my team, I therefore develop innovative, cloud-based solutions in the fields of procurement, supplier management and quality management. In doing so, we focus on real customer benefits along with future users and rely on the latest technology trends such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data as well as the integration of networks.

Thomas Hübsch

Sales Manager

Hardly any other industry is as affected by technological and macroeconomic, but also by geopolitical upheavals as the automotive industry: the ongoing transformation toward electromobility with its consequences for the entire value chain. The connectivity of vehicles and other modes of transport to infrastructure. Autonomous driving. Plus conflicts long thought to have been overcome that call into question the previously certain global consensus that economic cooperation can bring together different political and social models or at least keep them in a positive exchange.

Its innovative power and the high appreciation of automotive products in the market and also the corporate and cross-company processes are very often benchmark for the manufacturing industry and role models for other industries — this fascinates me and this is also where I see my task to further advance this process excellence.

In my articles, I try to address the potentials of cross-company collaboration beyond telephone, fax and e-mail. Working more than 30 years in automotive and IT, I have already seen a lot, which I am happy to share with you.

Tim Rother

Product Manager Carbon Footprint

As a Product Manager, I focus on topics related to carbon in the supply chain, such as Product Carbon Footrpint or CBAM.
The aim of my work is to support sustainability initiatives and the achievement of our customers' climate targets with good software.

Networking the supply chain is an essential success factor for a more sustainable, climate-friendly industry and a subject close to my heart.
My blog articles aim to provide information on important topics and trends in the field of sustainability along the supply chain.

Tim Schumacher

Manager Product Development Visibility & Analytics

Together with my team, I am responsible for designing and implementing innovative and cloud-based solutions. In addition to the detailed calculation and visualization of strategic and operational KPIs, our applications uncover potential impairments in your supply chain at an early stage. This allows you to mitigate capacity bottlenecks, delivery delays and other problems in a timely manner.

For implementation, we use the latest technologies in the areas of big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, as well as customized integration solutions for your data interfaces.

Here in the SupplyOn blog, I will keep you up-to-date with latest challenges and solutions in our field.

Walter Thiel

OAM Expert and Vocational Training Manager

As OAM Expert in the Operational Application Management team, I work in 2nd level IT support and act as contact person for our partners when it comes to handling incidents or service requests related to our logistics software. I focus on Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI ) and on the administration of our partners' productive EDI connections.

Another important task that I have taken on together with my colleague Marco since 2020 is the organizational management and the supervision of our young trainees. I firmly believe that promoting vocational training is an important social responsibility of all companies and their employees. It is a great pleasure for me to support young people on their way into working life.

Werner Busenius

Till December 2016, Werner Busenius was Director Sales & Marketing at SupplyOn.

Werner Jannings

Vice President Sales

As Vice President Sales, it is my objective to grow supply chain digitization in the manufacturing industry. Industry-wide, companies are facing ever growing needs for more efficiency and more flexibility while managing increasing complexity in their global networks at the same time. I therefore concentrate my blog on relevant SCM trends, challenges and innovative solutions.

Wolfgang Schmetterer

Localization Expert

I'm responsible for the right words in the right place in the SupplyOn Services. I also take care of editorial processes and the smooth handling of translations into 15 languages. As a communicative all-rounder, I write about digital services and applications in the areas of quality, purchasing and the SupplyOn portal in this blog.

Xiaodie Xu


Xu Xiaodi worked as Consultant at SupplyOn China till December 2023.

Yara Fröhler

Working Student Communications

As a working student in marketing, in my posts I communicate what's happening at SupplyOn, including internal events, current functions and a variety of other interesting topics.